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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Usually 1-2 tabs/d: For a week. If you have not responded in that time you should go see your doc. Also, you should also examine your diet and eliminate foods known to ca ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not the best.: Instead of using Colace (docusate sodium) a long term, a better approach would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and consider a fiber su ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Docusate overdose?: Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea. See link for more info: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/docusate.html
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Very doubtful: Drugs.Com does not list Colace use or discontinuation as a side effect of Colace.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Either: Both work by causing small bowel to secrete fluid into gut. Increased fluid helps to sofeten hard stool; not a stimulant.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Peri-Colace: Peri-colace contains a laxative in addition to a stool softener. Colace (docusate sodium) by itself contains a stool softener only. Colace (docusate s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No,: it is a stool softener. It does not increase motility as a function of most laxatives.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dooreck
22 years experience in Gastroenterology
Colace (docusate sodium): Docusate is a stool softener. It works by increasing the amount of water the stool absorbs in the gut, making the stool softer and easier to pass. Thi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colace (docusate sodium): Colace (docusate sodium) is better for everyday control of constipation. Dulcolax is an irritative laxative.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colace (docusate sodium): ..can be effective for constipation. Also, make sure that you drink plenty of water and that you are eating plenty of vegetables (which increases you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dulcolax: Dulcolax probably better in an acute situations with no bowel movements in few days. Colace (docusate sodium) is sometimes used on a daily basis for p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Constipation: Need more information about your symptoms.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Same : No major difference.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Magnesium: Both are laxatives, but magnesium citrate will also provide additional magnesium, which is highly beneficial. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You should use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to be balance as it is not a stimulant laxative and works just as a stool softener. It is gentle on the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Miralax is for constipation as laxative.It is polyethylene glycol to soften the stool without causing electrolyte imbalance..
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
No: Although corn syrup is a mild laxative. And sugar free candies contain sugar like alcohols such as manitol , xylitol which are also mild laxatives.
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, b ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ex lax: No.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Docusate: Technically, colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Docusate has been shown to be minimally effective. There are much better choices for mainta ... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience in Pharmacology
Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Should be fine: Ok to do so.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colace (docusate sodium): Both ok in pregnancy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Constipation: Time to see your doctor. There are other options but first an evaluation as to the cause of your constipation is essential.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Stool Softener: Benefiber is considered a stool softener.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Maybe not, but...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This should be fine, but check with your doctor first.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Your constipation is coming from your iron supplement. If it is persistent i would also have a thyroid level checked because hypothyroidism can cause ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Phan
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener and used for constipation. So naturally some people have loose stools with colace (docusate sodium).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: This could take several weeks to heal. One thing is to see a surgeon to get evaluated to see what caused the fissure. But the first line is to keep ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colace (docusate sodium) vs fiber: Fiber is superior to any ducosate product for colon health and regularity. Aim to eat 5 or more servings of fruit and veg per day. Add high fiber oa ... Read More
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